This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Seni Seneviratne, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems. Identify strategies for further developing your writing, discuss problems you may be experiencing and look at strategies for taking your work forward. There will be plenty of time to talk about all those things you need to know about writing, revising and submitting your work.
Seni runs one-hour sessions at Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DS at 10am, 11.15am, and 12.30pm.
£50 for Poetry Society members, £60 for non-members. Book online or call Paul McGrane on 020 7420 9881. Poetry Society members should enter MEMBER1 in the Coupon code field to receive a £10 discount. Once your session is booked, you will be asked to send up to 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum, in advance, so that Seni has sufficient time to read your poems beforehand.
Seni Seneviratne, born and raised in Leeds, is of English and Sri Lankan heritage. She has given readings, performances and workshops in UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Kuwait and Egypt. She currently works as a freelance writer, creative artist, trainer and mentor. Her first collection Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin (Peepal Tree Press, 2007) includes a poem, which was Highly Commended in the Forward Poetry Prize. Her second, The Heart of It (Peepal Tree Press, 2012) was selected by New Writing North as one of Read Regionals recommended titles and includes her poem ‘Operation Cast Lead’ (shortlisted in Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010). She was Poet in Residence at the 2012 Ilkley Literature Festival, has mentored refugee and migrant writers for English PEN and has taught creative writing in schools, colleges, universities and community settings. www.seniseneviratne.com